--Opening Scheduled For 2008--
(PALA, Calif.) – Jan. 31, 2008 – MX Motopark Industries Inc., in association with the Pala Band of Mission Indians, today announced the development of Pala Raceway, a 240-acre motocross and off-road racing facility in Pala, CA, 30 miles north of San Diego. With more than five years of planning, engineering and biological studies, Pala Raceway has received all of the necessary permits and federal approvals for construction to commence.
“By using current technology we have developed an infrastructure of irrigation, sound fencing, lighting, and telecommunications to provide a comprehensive base for racing events and for the ease of future park expansions,” said Kirk Chandler, vice president and architectural designer of MX Motopark Industries Inc. In addition, Chandler said, Pala Raceway is screening more than 400,000 cubic yards of soil to remove rocks and debris to provide park visitors with the best possible soil conditions on the tracks when the gates open to the public in 2008. Construction will take up to 6 months, and an opening date will be announced as construction nears completion.
Pala Raceway will feature 12 separate professionally designed and prepped tracks, including: Main Motocross, Vet Motocross, Grand Prix Motocross, Amateur Supercross, 80cc-150cc Motocross, 50cc-65cc Mini, Adult Mini, Stadium Side x Side/UTV, Quad, Mini Quad, Professional Supercross and Super Moto tracks. In addition, the raceway will include more than 300 campsites, a clubhouse, a restaurant, a three-acre fishing pond, a BMX race track, and a bike wash for all park visitors.
Pala Raceway will be open for practice seven days a week and will offer night riding on the Amateur Supercross track and Stadium SidexSide tracks. A racing program is in development and an events schedule will be announced.
Pala Raceway is located on Highway 76, approximately seven miles east of Interstate 15, and one and one-half miles east of the Pala Casino Resort Spa. The raceway is closed to the public during the construction process; public tours will be established at a later date. Please direct all inquiries to 1-888-PALA-MX1 and visit www.palaraceway.com for more information. Construction updates are also available by signing up on the web site for the Pala Raceway newsletter.
Neither the Pala Band of Mission Indians Administration offices nor the Pala Casino Resort Spa will be answering any inquiries on the raceway’s development, and all questions may be directed to MX Motopark Industries Inc.
“We are grateful and extend our appreciation to the Pala Band of Mission Indians, their General Council, Business Council, Chairman Robert Smith, Vice Chairman Leroy Miranda, Lenore Volturno from Pala EPA and the entire administrative staff for all of their efforts during the past years in developing a world-class racing facility in San Diego County,” said Ouellette.
About MX Motopark Industries Inc.
MX Motopark Industries Inc. is a private company comprised of a group of investors with a passion for motocross and off-road racing. The company’s focus is on developing raceway facilities worldwide, and includes an in-house team of architects, designers, engineers and contractors who are well-versed in raceway design, construction and management. MX Motopark Industries Inc. is focused on building raceways and riding areas that are environmentally sensitive and fit within the context of their surroundings by being good neighbors and being proactive with design and engineering.
About Pala Band of Mission Indians
The Pala Band of Mission Indians consists of 867 members with 600 living on the reservation along the Palomar Mountain range. The reservation is located along 5,000 square miles of California’s desert and is approximately 30 miles northeast of San Diego on Interstate 15. Pala Casino, an 185,000 square foot, $115 million casino, entertainment and dining complex owned by the Pala Band of Mission Indians, opened in April 2001.